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God's Many Names and Titles

In the Hebrew language it is written Four Hebrew letters. Nobody knows for sure how the name of God was originally pronounced. The language used in writing the Bible was Hebrew, and when the Hebrew language was written the writers wrote only consonants and not vowels. Hence, when they wrote God's name, they did the same thing and wrote only the consonants.

Different scholars have different ideas about how the name YHWH was originally pronounced.

It is evident that the original pronunciation of God's name is no longer known. Nor is it really important. If it were, then God himself would have made sure that it was preserved for us to use. The important thing is to use God's name according to its conventional pronunciation in our own language.

 Most names found in Scripture reveal the inner character and nature of the one that bears them. The Bible reveals that God has many names and titles. We can better understand who God is when we study His names as used in Scripture.

Name

Meaning


OLD TESTAMENT NAMES

"Elohim" Genesis 1:1 Elohim is the most common name that is translated as "God." Elohim comes from a root that means "strength, might, power." It is used over 2300 times. Elohim is unusual since it is plural. It can also be translated as "gods." Elohim can be combined with other words. When that happens different attributes of God are emphasized.
Elohay Kedem God of the Beginning: (Deuteronomy 33:27).
Elohay Tz'vaot God Of Hosts, or God of Armies: (2 Samuel 5:10). 
Elohay Mishpat God Of Justice: (Isaiah 30:18). 
Elohay Selichot God Of Forgiveness: (Nehemiah 9:17). 
Elohay Marom God Of Heights: (Micah 6:6). 
Elohay Mikarov God Who Is Near: (Jeremiah 23:23). 
Elohay Chasdi God Of My Kindness: (Psalm 59:11, 18). 
Elohay Mauzi God Of My Strength: (Psalm 43:2). 
Elohay Tehilati God Of My Praise: (Psalm 109:1). 
Elohay Yishi God Of My Salvation: (Psalm 18:47, 25:5). 
Elohay Elohim God Of Gods: (Deuteronomy 10:17). 
Elohay Tzur God Of Rock: (2 Samuel 22:47). 
Elohay Kol Basar God Of All Flesh: (Jeremiah 32:27). 
Elohay HaRuchot LeKol Basar God Of The Spirits Of All Flesh: (Numbers 16:22). 
Elohim Kedoshim Holy God: (Leviticus 19:2, Joshua 24:19). 
Elohim Chaiyim Living God: (Jeremiah 10:10). 
"EL"  Is another name that is translated as "God." El is a simple form related to Elohim. It is used over 200 times. "El" is often combined with words that emphasize different attributes of God.
El HaNe'eman The Faithful God: (Deuteronomy 7:9). 
El HaGadol The Great God: (Deuteronomy 10:17). 
El HaKadosh The Holy God: (Isaiah 5:16). 
El Yisrael The God Of Israel: (Psalm 68:36). 
El HaShamayim The God Of The Heavens: (Psalm 136:26). 
El Sali God Of My Rock: (Psalm 42:10). 
El Simchat Gili God The Joy Of My Exaltation: (Psalm 43:4). 
El Rah'ee The God Who Sees: (Genesis 16:13). 
El HaKavod The God Of Glory: (Psalm 29:3). 
El De'ot The God Of Knowledge: (1 Samuel 2:3). 
El Olam The God Of Eternity, or The God Of The Universe: (Genesis 21:33). 
El Emet The God Of Truth: (Psalm 31:6). 
El Emunah The Faithful God: (Deuteronomy 32:4). 
El Yeshuati The God Of My Salvation: (Isaiah 12:2). 
El Chaiyai The God Of My Life: (Psalm 42:9). 
El Echad The One God: (Malachi 2:10). 
El Rachum The God Of Compassion: (Deuteronomy 4:31). 
El Chanun The Gracious God: (Jonah 4:2). 
El Kana The Jealous God: (Deuteronomy 4:24) (Exodus 34:14).
El Tzadik The Righteous God: (Isaiah 45:21). 
El Shaddai God The All Almighty/Powerful One: (Genesis 17:1).
El Elyon The Most High God: (Genesis 14:18). 
El Yeshurun The God of Yeshurun: (Deuteronomy 33:26). 
El Gibor The Mighty God: (Isaiah 9:6). 
Immanu El God Is With Us: (Isaiah 7:14). 
"ELAH"  Is another name that is translated as "God." It is used 70 times in the Scriptures. It can be combined with other words so that different attributes of God are emphasized.
Elah Yerush'lem God of Jerusalem: (Ezra 7:19). 
Elah Yisrael God of Israel: (Ezra 5:1). 
Elah Sh'maya God of Heaven: (Ezra 7:23). 
Elah Sh'maya V'Arah God of Heaven and Earth: (Ezra 5:11). 
"ELOAH" Is the singular of Elohim. It is used 50 times in the Bible. It too is translated as "God."
"YHVH" Is a name that is translated as "LORD." It is used over 5500 times, more than any other name for God. It is also referred to as the "Tetragrammaton", which means "The Four Letters" because it comes from four Hebrew letters: Yud, Hay, Vav, Hay.

This name comes from the Hebrew verb which means "to be." YHVH emphasizes God's absolute being. 

Although some pronounce YHVH as Jehovah or Yaweh, we no longer know the proper pronunciation. The Jewish people stopped saying this name by the third century A.D. out of fear of violating the commandment "You shall not take the name of YHVH your God in vain" (Exodus 20:7). According to the rabbis, the Tetragrammaton may not be pronounced under any circumstances.

When YHVH is combined with other words the LORD's different attributes are emphasized.

YHVH Elohim LORD God: (Genesis 2:4). 
YHVH M'kadesh The LORD Who Makes Holy: (Ezekiel 37:28). 
YHVH Yireh The LORD Who Sees: (Genesis 22:14). 
YHVH Nisi The LORD My Miracle, or The LORD My Banner: (Exodus 17:15). 
YHVH Shalom The LORD Of Peace: (Judges 6:24). 
YHVH Tzidkaynu The LORD Our Righteousness: (Jeremiah 33:16). 
YHVH Rofehcha The LORD Who Heals You: (Exodus 15:26). 
YHVH Tz'vaot The LORD Of Armies: (1 Samuel 1:11). 
YHVH O'saynu The LORD our Maker: (Psalm 95:6). 
"YAH"  Is a shortened form of YHVH. It means the same thing as YHVH, and is used approximately 40 times in the Scriptures. Yah appears primarily in the book of Psalms. It is also found in the compound word "hallelu-Yah", which means "praise Yah (the LORD)."
"ADONAI" Is the rabbinic substitute for the Tetragrammaton. It can literally be translated as "my lord or lords." It is an emphatic form of the word "Adon", which means "master" or "lord." Adonai is usually translated as "Lord." It is used approximately 450 times.
Adonay HaAdonim Lord Of The Lords: (Deuteronomy 10:17). 
"ADON" means "Lord": (Isaiah 10:33). 
The Lord God of your Fathers, the God Of Abraham, the God Of Isaac, And the God Of Jacob The Lord God of your Fathers, the God Of Abraham, the God Of Isaac, And the God Of Jacob (Exodus 3:15)
I am who I am I am who I am, or, I will be what I will be (Exodus 3:14-15). 


NEW TESTAMENT NAMES

Father (Matthew 6:9)
Abba Father: (Romans 8:15)
God The Father (2 Timothy 1:2)
The Father Of Lights (James 1:17)
The Father Of Glory (Ephesians 1:17)
The Father Of Spirits (Hebrews 12:9)
Father of Mercies (2 Corinthians 1:3)
The God Of Our Fathers (Acts 7:32)
God Of All Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3)
God Of Peace (Hebrews 13:20)
The God Of Glory (Acts 7:2)
The Living God (2 Corinthians 3:3, 6:16)
The God Of Israel (Matthew 15:31)
Lord God of Israel (Luke 1:68)
Lord Almighty (2 Corinthians 6:18)
The Almighty (Revelation 1:8)
The Creator (Romans 1:25, 1 Peter 4:19)
The Most High God (Hebrews 7:1)
The Majestic Glory (2 Peter 1:17)
The Majesty (Hebrews 1:3)
The King Of The Nations (Revelation 15:3)
The Lawgiver And Judge (James 4:12)
The Eternal Immortal Invisible King (1 Timothy 1:17)
A Consuming Fire (Hebrews 12:29)

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